Hello AMAZING students and parents! I hope everyone is doing their part to stay healthy and inside the house. As I write this, I am filled with sadness that our year abruptly ended the way it did. I miss each and every one of you tremendously! Room 4 was always filled with laughter, sarcasm, jokes, dance parties, American Idol sing alongs and most importantly LOVE! Thank you for all your support, hard work and dedication this year. It truly takes a VILLAGE and I must say that I had a phenomenal village to work with. You know I am only a phone call away. Please don't hesitate to text or call me if you need anything.
Unfortunately, our school year on-campus experience has come to an unexpected halt. Even though this may bring challenges, we are happy that you all are home safe with your families.
While you are at home, we would like to encourage you to participate in the various aspects of virtual learning. Please continue to visit our online resources such as: Dreambox, SolPass, Jlab, ReadTheory, Readworks, Istation and XtraMath. Starting the week of April 6th, as we receive more directives, additional resources and lessons will be provided on Google Classroom and on our class webpages. These online tools are resources that are being offered to you. Let's keep our brains sharp!
If you need help or assistance, please call/text/email your child's teacher Monday-Friday 12:00-2:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm. We are here for you!
Tips For Parents Teaching At Home:
- Keep a daily routine.
- Take brain breaks as needed and allow opportunities to recharge. GoNoodle.com offers physical activities.
- Encourage problem solving.
- Play games and try to make the learning fun.
- Cook together and involve children in everyday activities.
- Create and discuss ground rules and expectations/boundaries.
- Let kids share ownership of their learning.
I would like to congratulate all our "Student of the Month" winners!!
September: "Fairness"- Mady R.
October: "Responsibility"- Esther R.
January: "Courage"- Danica F.
February: "Respect"- Kyle T.
Every Friday will be Wildcat Friday. Please allow your child to dress in Wildcat colors to show their pride and support for Widewater.
Every Friday, the PTO offers popcorn to students for $.50 a bag. Bring in your quarters on Fridays if you want to popcorn.
We, as a school, will be participating in the Dreambox challenge again this year. Each student will be given an account. In the front of your child's agenda, you will find all their usernames and passwords. This is a fun way to learn and review math skills. Just have your child log in by going through their Clever account. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE encourage your child to play...not just for the prizes but also to help build up their math skills!!